v

Back to Book Index

GROW UP!
Written and illustrated by Nina Laden
ISBN# 0-8118-3761-0
Ages Baby-Preschool
26 pages
Published by Chronicle Books 2003



"This playful board book looks at the nature of growth and change: a kitten becomes a cat; a puppy grows into a dog; a chick, a chicken; a tadpole, a frog. There is a short, rhyming text, and the illustration pages feature cut-out holes that offer windows to what's coming next. This simple concept turns the book into a guessing game, and after a certain number of repetitions, even toddlers will have the satisfaction of getting the answers right every time. "A seedling grows up to be a [turn the page] tree / Baby grows up to be [turn the page and look in the Mylar mirror] ME!" So ends this satisfying board book. Throughout, the simple, energetic drawings and unusual color combinations give the book a look that is less babyish than many other board books, though still quite accessible to young children."
-Booklist American Library Association


Shop Indie Bookstores



Back to Book Index